Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles.
A satellite of Neptune, the farthest from the planet, discovered in 1949. It has an irregular shape, a diameter of 211 miles (340 km), and an eccentric orbit.
A bristle worm of the polychaete family ("Nereidae")
- ‘Only further studies on nereids and other organisms will allow a better evaluation of the actual impact and chemistry of acute and persistent oil pollution on chemical communication in marine environments.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Nereidae, from the Greek name Nēreus (see Nereid).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.